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This course is designed for those participants who are required to operate an excavator as part of their job role.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Dates: See below
  • Location: Client Request
Price: Corporate course on request See IFAP Member Prices

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The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve the Excavator competencies specified in the national guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety Competency Standards for the Operation of Loadshifting Equipment and Other Types of Specified Equipment [NOHSC:7019(1992)].

This is a corporate course run on request.

Please email bookings@ifap.asn.au or phone 1300 432 700 to enquire about dates and fees for this course.

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct routine safety checks on excavator controls and equipment
  • Plan the work
  • Have sound knowledge of engineering principles and stability
  • Use attachments and accessories
  • Shift the load
  • Handle a truck
  • Excavate
  • Shutdown equipment in a safe manner
  • Secure the worksite


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Course participants must be 18 years of age, be able to read and use the English language at a level that is appropriate to the safe use and operation of the particular equipment as specified in the competency standards. No prior excavating experience is needed.

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